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Callimachus (Ancient Greek: Καλλίμαχος Kallímakhos) was an architect and sculptor working in the second half of the 5th century BC in the manner established by Polyclitus. He was credited with work in both Athens and Corinth and was probably from one of the two cities. According to Vitruvius (iv.1), for his great ingenuity and taste the Athenians dubbed Callimachus katatêxitechnos (literally, 'finding fault with one's own craftsmanship': perfectionist). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Callimachus has received more than 394,332 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Callimachus is the 205th most popular architect (down from 202nd in 2019), the 411th most popular biography from Greece (down from 404th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Greek Architect.

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Among architects, Callimachus ranks 205 out of 424Before him are Quatremère de Quincy, Christian de Portzamparc, Ödön Lechner, Adrian Smith, Kevin Roche, and Yan Liben. After him are Mart Stam, Carlo Rainaldi, Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, Nicholas Negroponte, Lilly Reich, and Carlo Fontana.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Callimachus ranks 54Before him are Hippo, Cephisodotus the Elder, Calamis, Apollodorus, Antalcidas, and Agoracritus. After him are Gylippus, Chabrias, Lamachus, Hyperbolus, Musaeus of Athens, and Li Kui. Among people deceased in 460 BC, Callimachus ranks 12Before him are Diagoras of Rhodes, Agatharchus, Telesilla, Hippo, Calamis, and Apollodorus. After him are Gylippus, Achaemenes, Thrasybulus of Syracuse, Sophron, Pharnaces II of Phrygia, and Ariobarzanes of Phrygia.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Callimachus ranks 411 out of 936Before him are Ieronymos II of Athens (1938), Agoracritus (-500), Lais of Corinth (-400), Polykleitos the Younger (-400), Phylarchus (-255), and Phoebe (50). After him are Yanis Varoufakis (1961), Joseph II of Constantinople (1360), Erinna (-400), Hermarchus (-325), Xanthippus of Carthage (-300), and Asclepigenia (400).

Among ARCHITECTS In Greece

Among architects born in Greece, Callimachus ranks 5Before him are Ictinus (-500), Callicrates (-470), Dinocrates (-400), and Aristobulus of Cassandreia (-375). After him are Anastasios Metaxas (1862).